- Paperback: 134 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 17, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466338172
- ISBN-13: 978-1466338173
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,773,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words Paperback – November 17, 2011
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The stand-out piece for me was Nikki Guerlain's "Sick Ticket." Three Angeleno authors come immediately to mind here: Francesca Lia Block, Charles Bukowski and Harlan Ellison(tm). The comparison with Block's WEETZIE books needs no drawn illustration, and the spirit and heart and generosity here are much the same. But Guerlain's sense of humor is entirely more anarchic than Block's, and I am reminded of Bukowski's proto-Spec-Fic story "The Devil Was Hot." Bukowski taught us, in that piece and many others, that no matter how mythically awful anything gets, there are some people who are more mythic than anything. And Ellison paved the road for all writers to talk about L.A.'s through(and snorted from)-the-looking-glass underbelly when he wrote "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin", which this story also calls to mind.
But the sort of blacklite-reactive funhouse mural brush, the Santeria worth of detail packed into a regulation-sized flash piece, and its vibrance and wit, were what hooked me most, and those are all Nikki's. That one was the flagship piece for me, but they'll all leave you blinking and jet-lagged from that unforgettable realm.